In a brief comparison to other reference sources, Popular American Recording Pioneers stands out for breaking fresh ground
. The New Grove Dictionary of American Music (London: Macmillan, 1986) covers only seven of the artists or groups discussed by Gracyk and Hoffmann: Jim Europe, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Vess Ossman, Nat Shilkret, John Philip Sousa, Paul Whiteman, and Bert Williams; amazingly, it does not include artists who were hugely popular in their time but are less known today (Billy Murray, for example).
We look forward to audiences discovering the rich complexity and diversity of new age Indian storytelling through the lens of these talented filmmakers who are breaking fresh grounds
for Indian cinema globally." The special showcase will kick off at 7pm on July 4 with Village Rockstars (2017), by writer, director and producer Rima Das.